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Glenesk Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We'll be back.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Many years since we last stayed. The new owners are clearly making huge efforts to get the whole hotel refurbished as soon as possible. Our 4-night stay in a refurbished executive room was very comfortable, the staff friendly and attentive. Even though our room fronted the street it's very quiet at night. Breakfast and dinner were excellent. Well situated for exploring the Angus Glens or going to the coast. We didn't use the sports facilities, but they are on hand. Look forward to a return visit.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing the Glenesk for your stay. We are making a huge effort to bring the Glenesk back into its former glory. We wholly agree with you that this is a unique location where within 15 minutes you can walk on white sandy beaches of St. Syrus or up Cairn O’Mount and the Cairngorms. We are very proud to know that we made your stay enjoyable as this is what we strive to deliver to every our customer. We all look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stopped here on 20th Sept with a coach of 20 people. We were met by pleasant and helpful staff and shown to our table in what looked like a recently refurbished grand dining room. We were served quickly and efficiently with superb food and delicious home bake cakes. Extra tea and milk was no problem and we left feeling we had been treated like valued customers.

I will certainly visit again and recommend this hotel highly.

Room Tip: Didn't stay over so can't comment on rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank gogsagain
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Valued Customer, it was great to cater for your group, and we too were just as happy to see you all. We appreciate it immensely when our customers understand what care and attention goes into providing highest level of customer service and special preparation for each individual occasion. As a team we would like to say a big thank you for choosing Glenesk and we hope to see you all again soon.
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were only at the hotel for one night. Clearly, there is much going on by way of refurbishment - it's going to be a mammoth task BUT a good start has been made. The 'tired' decor and inefficient heating system are, I'm sure, top of the list of jobs to be done. In the meantime, the friendly, enthusiastic staff more than make up for shortcomings. The manager even took time to chat as we were signing out (how often does tat happen?!). The food was good too. Al;l round a very positive experience - we will be sure to return - hopefully with a bit more time to savour what the hotel has to offer.

Room Tip: Can't help with this one - we were lucky to get a room at all - the hotel was very busy. Given...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank EllaE2834
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Dear Guest, it was a pleasure to have you staying with us. I can agree with you wholeheartedly about the "mammoth" task we have ahead. Our heating system is now being upgraded ready for winter and decoration works are in progress. As a team we work together step by step and your comments make us feel good knowing we do our job correctly. Once again many thanks for choosing Glenesk and we all look forward to your return.
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

What's not to like, the staff were very good and helpful the food was excellent the room had a wonderful bed in it. The hotel and bar is a foody, beer and whisky lovers delight, the Cullen Skink soup one of the best I have tasted you can have almost any beer or whisky you want, with beers from all over the world. This is a traditional Scottish country hotel as they should be, welcoming, comfortable and customer service you would expect from a luxury chain. We were treated almost as family during our short stay the facilities are of a high standard with a pool and spa, and for those who need to stay in touch an excellent Wi-Fi connection my smart phone picked it up immediately.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for staying with us and taking the time to give us a review. We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay and it is a great pleasure to read your comments as it is our aim to make everyone of our guests feel very special. It was lovely to meet you both and you are welcome back any time.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

If you are looking for a hotel with a passion for customer service, comfy guest areas, great food and a kind of.. home from home… then stay here at the Glenesk Hotel.

I found this little gem when I had no luck getting into Aberdeen and I’m glad I didn’t now as I’d never had found this hotel…

The public areas are quiet, cosy and reminds me of sitting in my own living room at home, it was a real pleasure.. I found the food at the Glenesk top notch, lots of variety as I’m wheat intolerant, great service..

Had a great sleep as the beds are just sublime... super comfy...

Thank you Glenesk.. I shall be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Guest, well, what can we say other than a huge thank you for your words, we too are so glad Aberdeen was full, this way we received the pleasure of your company and it was and is our aim to make all our guests feel "at home". We take all our feedback very seriously and reading such compliments is so overwhelmingly rewarding. We thank you again and hope to see you back very soon.
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Brechin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had high tea there yesterday and it was so nice. We both opted for the roast beef and yorkshire pudding....yum, yum, yum! The new owners of the hotel are from Yorkshire, so maybe that's why the little yorkies were so good.
The hotel is a wee bit tired, (well quite a lot really), but don't let that put you off - it's very clean, the food is A1 and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I'm sure the new owners will be itching to make improvements. I think they could dump the twee Sottish music playing in the background at their first available opportunity!!! Maybe any passing American guests might like it, but they are in the minority.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karenina_J
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Valued Customer, I would like to thank you for giving us such compliments and comments on the Hotel which we are putting right on a daily basis. We now have popular songs playing in the bar area and the soft background of classic and traditional music in our restaurant to let customer choose where they wish to be served. Once again reading through your review all our staff would like to thank you and we hope to see you very soon.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed for one night only but we were very impressed with the service. The hotel was nice and clean with a cosy spa facilities. Staff was very pleasant and friendly. Food was great too. Would definitely recommend to other and without a doubt would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DylanWren, Owner at Glenesk Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2012
Dear Guest, from all our team we would like to thank you for choosing the Glenesk and giving up your time to write a review. It is very encouraging to receive such good feedback and it makes our job so rewarding to know we are giving good service all round. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Property: Glenesk Hotel
Address: High Street, Edzell, Brechin DD9 7TF, Scotland (Formerly The Glenesk Hotel)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Angus > Brechin > Edzell
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edzell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenesk Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Close your eyes and think of a hotel that is set in some of Scotland's most spectacular countryside. A hotel that offers traditional four star luxury and that vital ingredient of owner attention. Picture a hotel that is only a short wedge away from a championship golf course, and is within a short drive of such courses as Carnoustie and St. Andrews. Visualise a hotel that offers shooting, fishing, hill walking breaks and golf packages to suit all standards and tastes. Imagine a hotel which boasts fine cuisine, from traditional Scottish breakfasts to a la carte dinners all expertly prepared by our award winning chef. Now, turn these pictures into reality by visiting the Glenesk Hotel in picturesque Edzell. A village famed for its success in Britain in Bloom and is a superb holiday base with a Historic Scottish Castle, folk museum and many tourist attractions. Our well equipped leisure club offers guests free use of the swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, steam room, fitness suite and snooker room. Combine this with the wide range of locally available outdoor pursuits and you'll realise why Glenesk Hotel is the perfect place to get away to it all. Catering for parties between 1 and 200, Glenesk Hotel prides itself on an outstanding reputation and is classed second to none on event and conference management. Whether you come for an overnight stay, a weekend or a two week holiday, you'll always be assured of a warm welcome and will soon see why guests who visit the hotel come back again and again. Numerous distilleries, to name just a few, Fettercairn and Glencadam offer tours to our guests. 4 star Visit Scotland Glenesk Hotel is ideal for shooting, fishing and hill walking breaks in spectacular countryside just 45 minutes drive from Aberdeen or Dundee airports. For convenience of our guests we offer transfer service to and from many destinations. ... more   less 
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